State law prohibits the use of corporal punishment for disciplinary purposes without exception.
District of Columbia Municipal Regulations 2401 Student Bill of Rights
2401.12 Each student shall have the right to respect from teachers, other students, administrators, and other school personnel, and shall not be subject to ridicule, harassment, or any punishment that is demeaning or derogatory. No student shall be subject to corporal punishment.
District of Columbia Municipal Regulations 2403 Corporal Punishment
2403.2 The use of corporal punishment in any form is strictly prohibited in and during all aspects of the public school environment or school activities. No student shall be subject to the infliction of corporal punishment by any teacher, other student administrator, or other school personnel.
2403.3 No teacher, administrator, student or other person shall subject a student to corporal punishment or condone the use of corporal punishment by any person under his or her supervision or control.
2403.4 Permission to administer corporal punishment shall not be sought or accepted from any parent, guardian, or school official.